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Top Choice Cafe in Wangaratta

Cafe the Prevue

This fabulous spot, whose large windows and terrace afford views over the Ovens River, is the spot to visit. Local friends, businesspeople and families flock here for the fabulous all-day breakfasts, from 'goat's to…
Cafe in Wangaratta

Cafe Dérailleur

So named because it was originally built to service the train line before the age of the dining car, this small corner cafe opposite the train station is off the rails in every sense. It's a hipster throwback to the…
Cemetery in Wangaratta

Wangaratta Cemetery

South of town lies the grave of Dan ‘Mad Dog’ Morgan, a notorious bushranger. It contains most of Morgan’s remains – after he was fatally shot at nearby Peechelba Station in April 1865, his head was taken to Melbour…
Pub Food in Wangaratta

Vine Hotel

Ned Kelly and his gang once hung out at this atmospheric pub; these days you’re less likely to get shot and the food is better. Wednesday is schnitzel night ($14), while Thursday is steak night ($17). Head undergrou…
Music in Wangaratta

Wangaratta Jazz & Blues

The town's main claim to fame is the almost-world-famous Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival, which attracts jazz players and buffs from around Australia and the world over a weekend in late October or early Novemb…
Italian in Wangaratta

Rinaldo's Casa Cucina

At the time of research, this popular eatery was moving premises to the waterfront along Faithfull St. Judging from last reports, its Northern Italian kitchen and seasonal menu will be worth checking out.
Brewery in Wangaratta

Buffalo Brewery

At the Boorhaman Hotel, about 15km northwest of Wangaratta, this country pub-brewery produces five award-winning beers, including a wheat beer and a dark ale.
Sports in Wangaratta

Wangaratta Sports Carnival

An athletics meeting featuring the Wangaratta Gift, one of Victoria's more prestigious regional foot races.